Business & Markets

Gas Flows to Germany Via Yamal Pipeline Steady Amid Price Volatility

Russian natural gas flows through the Yamal-Europe pipeline to Germany have been steady for the past 24 hours on Friday, data from Gascade showed, while gas prices have been volatile amid the uncertainty over a major pipeline.

Europe's Gas Firms Prime Pipelines for Hydrogen Highway

As world leaders hammered out a deal last week to slow climate change, gas engineer Michele Ricciardi was digging into a practical problem: How thousands of miles of pipelines across Italy and Europe can safely carry hydrogen.

GTI Exploring Innovative Hydrogen Production Technology to Enable Expanded Use

GTI is exploring innovative hydrogen production and generation technology developments to enable expanded use of hydrogen economy wide, as detailed in a Tech Talk this month.

Pennsylvania Fines Energy Transfer $2 Million for 2018 NatGas Pipe Blast

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved a nearly $2 million settlement with a unit of Energy Transfer LP for a pipeline explosion and fire at its Revolution natural gas pipe in Western Pennsylvania in 2018.

Texas Electric Grid Still Not Ready for Extreme Winter Weather -NERC

The Texas electric grid could suffer a massive shortfall in generating capacity in a winter deep freeze, potentially triggering outages similar to those in February, according to a report on Thursday by an electric reliability authority.

Targa NGL Pipeline Launches Open Season for Planned Interconnection

Targa NGL Pipeline Company has launched an open season to gauge shipper interest in a planned interconnection with upstream pipeline facilities in Stephens and Grady counties, Oklahoma, to Mont Belvieu, Texas.

New Natural Gas Capacity Expands Access to Export and Northeast Markets

The EIA estimates more than 4 billion cubic feet per day of new natural gas pipeline capacity entered service in the third quarter of 2021, primarily supplying Gulf Coast and Northeast demand markets.

Pipeline Firms Scramble to Restore Service After British Columbia Floods, Gas Prices Spike

Natural gas customers in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest are facing reduced supplies after Enbridge shut a segment of its Westcoast pipeline as a precaution, reducing flows to 1.4 b Bcf/d from up to 1.8 Bcf/day.

German Gas Imports Fall 4% in Jan-Sept, Bill Jumps 57%

Germany imported 4% less natural gas in the first nine months of 2021 versus a year earlier, but its bill rose 57% as prices surged, data from trade statistics office BAFA showed.

Belarus Restricts Oil Supplies to Poland Due to Unscheduled Maintenance

Belarusian oil pipeline operator Gomeltransneft Druzhba has restricted oil flows towards Poland for three days for unscheduled maintenance, the TASS news agency said.

Canadian Shippers Find Few Easy Alternatives for Grain, Oil Cut Off by Flood

Canadian exporters of commodities from grain to fertilizer and oil scrambled on Wednesday to divert shipments away from Port of Vancouver, which floods have isolated, but they found few easy alternatives.

US Wants NatGas/Power Coordination to Prevent Another Feb Freeze

U.S. power reliability regulators recommended electric grids strengthen cold weather rules and coordinate with the natural gas industry to prevent a recurrence of the February freeze that left millions in Texas without power for days.

Perspective: Stemming Methane Leaks from Pipelines, Landfills Could Quickly Slow Climate Change

Methane, which is more potent than carbon dioxide but has a shorter lifespan, reached record levels in the atmosphere last year, at about 2.5 times above those during the pre-industrial era.

German Regulator's Nord Stream 2 Move May Delay Commissioning to March

A German regulator's decision to suspend licensing of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany could delay commissioning of the infrastructure until March next year, government sources said.

Ukraine Sees No Sign of Bigger Russian Gas Supply to Europe

Ukraine's state-run gas transmission system operator said there was no sign that Russian energy giant Gazprom planned to export additional gas to the Europe Union next year, based on the results of pipeline capacity auctions.

Trafigura Warns of Power Outages in Europe This Winter

Europe is at risk of power outages this winter due to insufficient gas reserves and over the long-term, oil could rise above $100 a barrel, the chief executive of commodity trading giant Trafigura said.

Judge Rules Enbridge Line 5 Oil Pipeline Case with Michigan be Heard in Federal Court

A legal battle between Canadian company Enbridge Inc. and Michigan over Enbridge's Line 5 oil pipeline will be heard in federal court, a judge ruled on Tuesday, dismissing Michigan's motion to have the case sent back to state court.

Ironwood Midstream Expanding Footprint in Eagle Ford Region of South Texas

The Ironwood II leadership team assumed management of Nuevo Midstream assets, including about 100 miles of crude oil gathering pipeline in Lavaca, Gonzalez, and Fayette counties.

German Regulator Puts Brake on Nord Stream 2 in Fresh Blow to Gas Pipeline

Germany's energy regulator has suspended the approval process for a major new pipeline bringing Russian gas into Europe, throwing up a new roadblock to the contentious project and driving up regional gas prices.

Scrap UAE Pipeline Deal Over Oil Risks to Red Sea, Israeli Minister Says

Israel's energy minister said on Tuesday a deal with partners from the United Arab Emirates to transport oil from the Gulf to Europe via Israel should be cancelled as it was too much of an environmental risk.

Canada's Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Shut Down Due to British Columbia Storms

Canada's Trans Mountain oil pipeline has been shut down temporarily because of rainstorms pounding parts of the province of British Columbia, the operating company said in a statement on Monday.

As Energy Prices Soar, Supply Chain Snags Threaten US Oil Output Gains

Firms that convert pipeline compressor stations to run on electric motors instead of natural gas are finding parts in short supply, said energy consultant Spears.

Russian Gas Flows to Germany Rise Despite Belarus Threat

Russian gas flows through a key pipeline to Germany rose on Monday with no sign that Belarus's president had acted on his threat to cut off supplies to the European Union as winter approaches.

Russian Gas Flows Via Yamal Pipeline to Germany Rise Over the Weekend

Russian gas flows towards Germany via the Yamal-Europe pipeline rose over the weekend, preliminary data showed, with no signs of being impacted by a political standoff between Belarus and the European Union.

European Gas Prices Ease as Kremlin Soothes Fears

European spot gas prices eased after the Kremlin said that Belarus had not consulted Moscow before threatening to reduce flows of natural gas to Europe, adding that Gazprom remained a reliable gas exporter.

Russian Gas Flows to Germany via Yamal Pipeline Unchanged

Russian gas continued flowing via the Yamal-Europe pipeline to Germany at Thursday levels, preliminary data from German network operator Gascade showed, below volumes seen earlier in the week when Gazprom started to increase supplies to refill its storage.

Africa Sets Sights on Hydrocarbon Haul Despite Global Shift

Several African countries plan to exploit their oil and gas reserves to tackle poverty and energy shortages, representatives gathered in Dubai said this week in the face of pressure to end fossil fuel extraction to curb global warming.

Perspective: Moving Away from Fossil Fuels Could Put Canada's Energy Security at Risk

An oil-price drop, coupled with a global economic slowdown, has had adverse effects on other industries, global financial stability and non-oil-producing economies. In other words, no industry or economy is immune to these shocks.

Belarusian Leader's Warning Causes New Concern in Europe About Gas Flows

A warning by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko that he could halt Russian gas flows through his country to Europe in a dispute with the European Union posed a new threat to already tight European supplies on Thursday.

Enchanted Rock Announces Net-Zero Carbon Electrical Resiliency Microgrids Using RNG

Enchanted Rock, a provider of electrical resiliency microgrids, announced its customers now have the option to choose Renewable Natural Gas to achieve net-zero or negative carbon emissions.